Category: Blog

Metacognition in Primary

28 May 2018

Following the recent EEF guidance report into Metacognition and Self-regulated Learning, Aidan Severs looks at the implications for Primary schools. […]

Author: Aidan Severs
Posted on: 28 May 2018
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Exploring the Toolkit: Impact, Evidence Strength and Cost

13 May 2018

Recent research from the NFER showed that “59% of senior leaders and 23% of teachers use the Sutton Trust/EEF Toolkit to inform evidence-based teaching methods.” There are 46 topics in total in the Teaching and Learning Toolkit and the Early Years Toolkit, ranging from Phonics to School Uniform. In a series of posts, we are […]

Author: Mark Miller
Posted on: 13 May 2018
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Golden Retrieval – Ten Benefits of Testing

6 May 2018

On Day 2 of our Maximising Memory and the Science of Learning course, we looked at the benefits of retrieval practice. […]

Author: Mark Miller
Posted on: 6 May 2018
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Metacognition: It’s Good to Talk

29 April 2018

The latest EEF guidance report on Metacognition and self-regulated learning sets out seven recommendations on how to develop pupils’ metacognitive skills and knowledge. One aspect that struck us in the report was the value in teachers considering how to use their talk to support metacognition in the classroom, and in this post we explore some of those ideas. […]

Posted on: 29 April 2018
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Making sense of metacognition

27 April 2018

Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School, explores how schools can use the latest guidance report from the EEF to understand not just metacognition and self-regulation, but how pupils best learn. […]

Author: Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School
Posted on: 27 April 2018
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Is context king in school improvement?

24 April 2018

The EEF’s Families of Schools database provides a wealth of information to help schools learn from each other. In this blog post, James Richardson discusses how it can help schools understand and overcome their common challenges. […]

Author: James Richardson
Posted on: 24 April 2018
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One hit wonders: why standalone CPD sessions don’t work

22 April 2018

Our Leading Learning course starts on Friday 25th May and will take place over three days. Why three days? Because we want our CPD to lead to real change in schools, and everything we know about effective CPD suggests that a standalone day course or after school CPD session is unlikely to change anything. The […]

Posted on: 22 April 2018
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From soundbite to sound practice

15 April 2018

The blog this week comes from Corinne Angier, secondary maths consultant with Trinity MAT, the home of the West Yorkshire Maths Hub, Trinity Teaching School Alliance and White Rose Maths. […]

Author: Corinne Angier
Posted on: 15 April 2018
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Unpacking a School’s Guide to Implementation Part 5: Sustainability

25 March 2018

Over the last few weeks, we have been exploring the various stages of successful implementation, as explored in the EEF guidance report Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation. This post looks at Recommendation 6: Plan for sustaining and scaling an intervention from the outset and continuously acknowledge and nurture its use. […]

Posted on: 25 March 2018
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The Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants Guidance Report

11 March 2018

We now have a number of EEF guidance reports, but the very first one published, back in 2015, was ‘Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants’ and we have chosen this guidance report as the focus for our next Research Roadshow. […]

Posted on: 11 March 2018
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